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Collected for the first time, here are the New York stories of John O’Hara, considered one of the “among the greatest short story writers in English.

These New York stories come from one of the twentieth century’s definitive chroniclers of the city—the speakeasies and highballs, social climbers and cinema stars, mistresses and power brokers, unsparingly observed by a popular American master of realism.

Spanning his four-decade career, these thirty-two refreshingly frank, sparely written stories are among John O’Hara’s finest work, exploring the materialist aspirations and sexual exploits of flawed, prodigally human characters and showcasing the snappy dialogue, telling details, and ironic narrative twists that made him the most-published short story writer in the history of the New Yorker.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Superb…The thirty-two stories inhabit the Technicolor vernaculars of taxi drivers, barbers, paper pushers and society matrons…Undoubtedly, between the 1930s and the 1970s, [O’Hara] was American fiction’s greatest eavesdropper, recording the everyday speech and tone of all strata of midcentury society…What elevates O’Hara above slice-of-life portraitists like Damon Runyon and Ring Lardner is the turmoil glimpsed beneath the vibrant surfaces.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “This is fiction, but it has, for me, the clang of truth.”

    John Updike

  • “O’Hara’s eyes and ears have been spared nothing.”

    Dorothy Parker

  • “A writer of dream-sharp tales, crisp yet dense.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Best Classic Narration
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